BRADENTON, FL – A new study has demonstrated that LJ100 Eurycoma longifolia extract, standardized to 40% glycosaponins and 22% eurypeptides, known for its gentle but efficacious effect on improving sexual virility and overall physical endurance in men by increasing levels of free testosterone and preventing age-related androgen deficiency, may be equally as viable for promoting anabolic action during and after endurance training or competition. This gives sports nutrition a new and safe tool for fitness and healthy competition.
The study by S. Talbott, et al, entitled, “Effect of Eurycoma longifolia Extract on Anabolic Balance During Endurance Exercise,” sought to determine the effects of the herb specifically on cortisol and testosterone levels during high-intensity exercise. The researchers used a freeze-dried extract of Eurycoma longifolia that was standardized to contain 22 percent eurypeptides and 40 percent glycosaponins. Participants were men who were taking part in a 24-hour mountain bike event. The subjects provided a saliva sample prior to and after each of four 14.91-mile laps; the eight samples of each participant underwent an enzyme immunoassay (Salimetric, State College of PA) to determine and compare levels of cortisol and testosterone. This was compared to placebo samples. Both placebo and supplement were taken approximately 30 minutes prior to exercise.
The researchers found that cortisol levels in the LJ100 Eurycoma group were significantly lower – 33 percent – than in the placebo group. Also, testosterone levels in the supplement group were 16.4 percent higher than that of the placebo group.
“These results emphasize the utility of Eurycoma longifolia for men who enjoy endurance exercise and competition and reap the benefits of healthier recovery by decreasing the catabolic state and actually promoting a higher anabolic state by raising testosterone to healthy levels,” says Annie Eng, president of HP Ingredients. “Overall, this study can give manufacturers of sports nutrition dietary supplements a whole new category.”
About LJ 100®
LJ100® is a standardized, freeze-dried Eurycoma longifolia extract, containing 40% glycosaponins and 22% eurypeptides, a bioactive glycoprotein that is now clinically proven for its androgenic properties. LJ100® has undergone a patented BAT extraction process to capture 22% biologically active eurypeptides, proven in research to be responsible for increasing libido, improving sports performance, increasing fertility, and activating the enzymes that metabolize the various androgens.
Created by the original researchers at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), University of Malaya, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, LJ100® (22% bioactive eurypeptides) has shown - in human clinical trials - an ability to increase DHEA and free testosterone, decrease Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), improve HDL, modulate cortisol, and increase IGF-1 level.
About HP Ingredients
Based in Bradenton, FL, HP Ingredients is a fast growing innovative herbal health company focused on bringing effective herbal remedies from Asia to the North American market.
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